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Watch an AI-powered robot dog crawl around an obstacle course

A four-legged robot can handle real-world obstacles that require scrambling up and down or leaping sizeable gaps. AI training lets it adapt to new terrain it hasn’t seen before

By Jeremy Hsu

13 March 2024

AI training helped the dog-like robot ANYmal navigate around obstacles

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

A four-legged robot can quickly figure out how to navigate new obstacle courses by climbing up and down large boxes, crouching to scoot beneath tables and even jumping across gaps.

The study shows how artificial intelligence training can help robots quickly adapt to new indoor and outdoor environments with a versatility that surpasses traditional robotics software based on pre-programmed behaviours.

“We replace the standard software of most robots…

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